To Do #46 A Mystery Quilt Along and Mourning the Quilt and Tell Podcast loss.

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I was really upset to hear the Quilt and Tell podcast has been canned by the bosses. Tracy, Lori and Ginger really entertained me with their warm friendship  shared among them and great quilting discussions. I hope they do something under their own steam. They are @SewSupportive, @gstquiltandsews and @loribake on Instagram.

I love good quilting podcasts and the above one was one of my top. favourites.

I also went down under another mystery quilt along. This time with Bonnie K. Hunter’s Chilhowie Quilt  No I wasn’t going to do it, but even though I have projects, the call of something different was too much. I am only using what I have in my stash though, no buying. I am using purple, orange and green. Green instead of aqua as I don’t have much aqua but lots of green.  I don’t intend rushing to keep up, I’ll just stroll along as I feel like it.

Plans for week of November 22nd.

Complete hand sewing of binding on Riley Blake Challenge Quilt.  Done. Here is a back view of it as I want to get out when the weather fines up to take a front view.  I made a really scrappy backing for this quilt. Backview of RBC quilt

Do some quilting on the Magnolia quilt.  Yes I am moving along and planning what do do to it next.Quilting on Magnolia

Make the 3 inch Sewcialites 1 block instead of the one in Sewcialites 2. Block 29. 

Yes I want for this option and it was easier than the S2 option. However not my finest but just going to keep it and put it in. S2 Bl 5

Plan for Week of 29th Nov into December!

  • Continue with the quilting of the Magnolia quilt.
  • Make a Sewcialite 2 block 6 I think.
  • Try to figure how to make a pillowslip  with Christmas fabric. I want to make it with a flap but am bamboozled by the variety of tutorials on You Tube but aim to try and combine two that just may help me.
  • Make some Chilhowie blocks here and there!

To Do #45

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Plans for Week of 15th November Were

Make binding and machine sew one side on to the Riley Blake quilt.  Done. I now need to do the hand sewing on it. I have started but still some way to go.

Make Sewcialites Block 5 in a couple of fabrics. I did the 6 inch blocks. The 3 inch will be too difficult for me with this pattern so will choose the one suggested from Sewcialites 1. This block is called Empower, designed by Carrie Nelson.

Pick out what I will quilt next and organise backing and batting and pin together. I chose Magnolia a pattern by Chelsi Stratton. The top was all sewn and in the same Anne of Green Gables fabric as I used for the Riley Blake. I did pin it together and its now sitting ready for quilting. I am mainly going to stitch in the ditch with a bit of fmq here and there.

Magnolia pinned

To Do #44

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Plans for the past week were:

Finish Quilting Riley Blake Block Challenge.

Done.Riley Blake Challenge no binding 

Make the Designer Mystery Block of the Month using Nantucket Summer.  Done.  Vanessa Goertzen was the designer for Block 5.DMB 5 

Work on the Sewcialites next block – 4. In at least one of the fabrics I’m doing it in.

Six and half inch block. Flirty designed by Chelsi Stratton, done in Nantucket Summer by Camille. And the three inch block in Seashore Drive fabric by Sherri and Chelsi.

Plans for Week of 15th November.

Make binding and machine sew one side on to the Riley Blake quilt.

Make Sewcialites Block 5 in a couple of fabrics.

Pick out what I will quilt next and organise backing and batting and pin together.

To Do #43

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I like sticking to three things! It makes me focus on the main things and if something else takes my eye, then it comes after what I set. I like making a list and a list of three is great.

To Do Plans for Week of Nov 1st were

  • Quilt the Riley Blake Challenge quilt each day or most days I worked on it six out of the seven days and made good progress. It will need more hours though.
  • Make the Block 3 Sewcialites blocks. I completed the two six inch blocks and the one three inch block. Here is one of the six inch blocks and the three inch. The one on the right is the three inch. It looks bigger because of the editing!

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  • Make A Quilting Life BOM for November. That came out fairly early and I got on to it. Here is the 12 inch block and I also completed a six inch in different fabric. One more month to goBOM November

For the Week of the 8th of November

  • keep quilting the Riley Blake Challenge block. It may bring me near the end I think.
  • Make the block in the Designer Mystery block – Block 5 designed by Vanessa Goertzen this month.
  • Work on the Sewcialites next block – 4. In at least one of the fabrics I’m doing it in. I’ll be able to start that on Saturday, it comes out on Friday.

To Do Tuesday #42

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Week of 25th October Plans

Pin my Riley Blake Challenge top was done.Pinned q

Make Sewcialites Block 2 in the three versions I am doing. Two 6″ blocks and one 3″ one when finished.  This one was called Tussy Mussy and was designed by Susan Ache.Sewcialites Bl 2
And my last goal was a free play.  I mucked around a bit with Pat Sloan’s design of All My Stars with a Cosy Up 5″ stackers by Corey Yoder and a bit of green I had left over from the Riley Blake Challenge. No rush on it, just when I feel like putting a few bits together.Pat Sloans. All My starsjpg

To Do Week of November 1st.

  • Quilt the Riley Blake Challenge quilt each day or most days
  • Make the Block 3 Sewcialites blocks.
  • Make A Quilting Life BOM for November.